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Anna Nordqvist rallies to win LPGA’s Kia Classic

Anna Nordqvist (2009 photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

26-year-old Swedish golf star Anna Nordqvist came back to win the LPGA’s Kia Classic Sunday in Carlsbad, California.

The win was her seventh as a professional golfer.

The Arizona State product was two shots behind the leaders, Cristie Kerr and Lizette Salas entering the final round.

Nordqvist got her game together and closed with a 5-under-par 67 for a one-shot win over Salas.

It was the second straight round that the Sweden native closed with a 5-under 67.

Reds sign Mike Leake to one-year deal; will compete with Chapman for rotation

Mike Leake (photo by dbking, UCinternational via wikipedia commons)

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a one-year contract for $3.06 million with young right-hander Mike Leake.

The 25-year-old California native will be competing in the upcoming Spring Training camp for a spot in the starting rotation.

Leake will make an additional $25,000 if he reaches 180 innings pitched.

The Arizona State product made $507,500 in 2012, when he went 8-9 with a 4.58 ERA in 30 starts, a career-high.

Since his MLB debut in April of 2010, Leake has a record of 28-22, with a 4.23 ERA and 325 strikeouts.

Leake asked for $3.5 million and the Reds offered $2.650,000 in arbitration.

Reds players still offering arbitration include Mat Latos, Homer Bailey and Shin-Soo Choo.

 

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV, MLB & Cincinnati Reds

Pac-12 Conference announces football awards

PRESS RELEASE & LOGO COURTESY OF PACIFIC 12 CONFERENCE

 

(courtesy of Pac 12 via wikipedia commons)

The Pacific 12 Conference announced its 2012 football awards on Monday, November 26.

For the second straight season, Stanford head coach David Shaw was named the Coach of the Year.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the offensive freshman of the year and USC freshman defensive end Leonard Williams earned the defensive honor.

Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee was named the offensive player of the year and Arizona State tackle Will Sutton the defensive player of the year.

Munoz holds off Pressel in semifinals of LPGA event in New Jersey

 

Azahara Munoz (2010 photo by Wojciech Migda via wikipedia commons)

Azahara Munoz of Spain held off 23-year-old Morgan Pressel in the semifinals of the Sybase Match Play Championship after a slow-play penalty against the American on the 12th hole help turn the match.

Pressel had won the 12th hole at Gladstone, New Jersey’s Hamilton Farm Golf Club, to go 3 up  with just six holes to play.

When the group reached the 13th tee, match timer Doug Brecht told Pressel that she had violated the tour’s pace of play by taking 2 minutes, 9 seconds to shoot her three shots at the par-3 hole. The violation was 39 seconds over the allotted 90 seconds allowed. The penalty in match play is the loss of a hole.

The timer had warned Munoz and Pressel earlier about slow play after the ninth hole.

The 24-year-old Munoz, who is just 5-foot-5 inches tall, is an Arizona State graduate who has 2 pro wins and has been on the LPGA Tour since 2009.

Munoz will play veteran golfer Candie Kung for the title.

 

Info compiled from LPGA Tour, Radio & TV news

Washington Huskies play at Safeco Field for 6th year in a row

The University of Washington Huskies baseball team will play once again at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, when they take on the UCLA Bruins at 6pm on Friday, May 11.

The last five springs, the Huskies have played Pac-12 Conference games at Safeco Field – vs. OSU (2007, 2009, 2011), Arizona (2008), Arizona State (2009), Stanford (2010).

This will be the Dawgs’ seventh game at Safeco, as they played two games there in 2009, and will mark the first time the Huskies have taken on the Bruins at the big-league field. Washington first played at Safeco Field in 2007, when 10,421 fans watched the Huskies beat defending NCAA champion Oregon State, 6-2. Since then, the Huskies have played Arizona (2008), Oregon State and Arizona State (2009), Stanford (2010) and Oregon State (2011) at the Mariners’ home.

The red-hot Washington baseball team (26-18 overall, 11-10 in the Pac-12) makes its annual visit to Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, this Friday to open a three-game series vs. UCLA (31-12, 12-9). The Huskies return from a seven-game road trip on which they won six games. The UW has won seven of its last eight overall and has (importantly when it comes to postseason hopes) moved over .500 in Pac-12 play after sweeping USC last weekend in Los Angeles. The Bruins, who are ranked No. 11 by both Baseball America and the coaches poll.

Safeco Field (2007 photo by Cacophony via wikipedia commons)

Opened in July 1999, Safeco Field has also been home to the Seattle Bowl and Wrestlemania.

(courtesy of U of Washington athletics via wikipedia commons)

 

 

Info compiled from Seattle Mariners, University of Washington & MLBpressbox.com

 

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